Welcome to my new blog, everyone. I am honored to share my thoughts on Chinese medicine and life with you all.  I intend the impossible, i.e. to communicate the subtleties of Chinese medicine as revealed in the classical texts such as the Nan Jing (Classic of Difficulties), Su Wen (Simple Questions), and Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Cold Damage).  These Han and pre-Han dynasty texts provide the matrix on which pre-modern Chinese medical thought is based.  Chinese medicine is based on an entirely different conception of time and space, rooted in a calendar that recognizes both solar and lunar cycles.  The secret of successful Chinese medical treatment, in my opinion, is the synchronization of human biorhythms and circadian rhythms with cosmic and natural cycles revealed in season, day, year, ebb and flow of sun and moon, rising and falling of oceans, rivers, streams and glaciers, and countless other natural phenomena that were observed by Chinese thinkers and developed into the philosophical foundations of Chinese civilization.

This is the code on which Chinese medicine is built.  We understand it as ying/resonance, yin and yang, five phases, twelve primary channels of acupuncture/moxabustion, five yin viscera and six bowels, and many other expressions.  It takes time and practice to embody this ‘virtual world’, but it is essential if we are to understand and practice Chinese medicine.

Strength & blessing,

Z’ev Rosenberg